Monthly Archives: November 2011
Piece x Piece has a seasonal student internship position available. Starting in January and lasting approximately 3 months, for 1-3 days/week.
Internship duties include: assisting in design (apparel and accessory), patternmaking, muslin sewing, organization, and assisting with press, sales and production. Also, Internet marketing, blogging, posting updates to Facebook and Twitter.
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While we enjoyed the extended Indian summer in SF this year, it is most definitely Fall now, which means it’s time to bundle up. Most of us have more than our fair share of coats and jackets (I know I do) but so many people here in San Francisco don’t even have one to keep the warm during the unpredictable winter months.
Luckily it doesn’t snow here but with all the extreme weather we had this past year it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if it did one day. Snow or not, the temperatures can drop to freezing levels which can put many people at risk of hypothermia simply by not being able to stay warm. We have all at one point or another been unprepared for cool weather so we know the feeling of being cold can be an uncomfortable one, to say the least. Imagine not having a coat at all during winter, it’s a reality for a lot of people.
We don’t have to look far beyond our own cities and towns to see that times are tough for so many. This extended recession means most people will just simply go without because they have no other choice. Giving at this time of year feels natural and with so many of us fortunate enough to have more than one coat I hope you will consider donating a gently used coat you no longer have use for to One Warm Coat. You might even consider holding your own coat drive at your office or partnering up with a local shop to hold a one, it’s not hard to do.
Giving a coat will not only keep someone else warm but it will also warm your heart to know that one less person will go without because of you.
The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, the days are shorter and the holidays are looming. Maybe you have family and friends coming to town or maybe you’re hanging out in the city with your usual peeps. Either way we found some fun things in SF and around the Bay Area that will keep your relatives amused and you all happy. Time to grab a jacket, scarf and boots and hit the streets of SF!
Visit a museum and get inspired! There is no shortage of museums here in SF so your biggest problem will choosing which one you want to go to. We’d love to go check out the Houdini: Art and Magic exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Houdini is a classic and we heard they have replicated his famous Water Torture Cell. Spooky. We’d also love to explore The American Sculpture and & Decorative Art Exhibit from the permanent collection at the De Young museum in Golden Gate Park. With over 800 sculptures and literally thousands of decorative arts you’ll have an eye full of inspiration to last you the rest of winter! Lastly, at MOMA until January is the Richard Serra Drawings Retrospective, complete with many of the artists sculptures. You will see the evolution of an artist and experience the wall-sized abstractions he created. Enjoy!
Looking for someplace to take the kids this weekend? Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz is only a short drive away, and this time of year is perfect to go visit the population of Monarch Butterflies that flock in masses to the low hung eucalyptus trees. Gathered together for warmth you’ll see giant clusters of butterflies guaranteed to be memorable. Take a guided tour or just search around yourself, you will not be disappointed. Also, apple season is almost over but there are still many orchards around the Bay Area, like Gabriel Farms in Sebastopol, where you and your brood can spend the afternoon picking apples to your delight! Perfect for all your impending Holiday baking. And finally, if heading over the bridge or down the peninsula isn’t to your liking SF will soon be primed with 2 new outdoor ice skating rinks for you to enjoy this winter. You’ll find them at Embarcadero Plaza and in downtown at Union Square.
And now on a note about what not to do with your kids, here are a few high end booze runs you can make before the holidays hit. Hangar One vodka distillery in Alameda is open to the public and provides an amazing vodka tasting for you and your friends. With offerings like Buddhas Hand Citron, Spiced Pear and Mandarin Blossom we never thought vodka could taste so good. And who knew you could go wine tasting on Treasure Island? Yup, you sure can Treasure Islands Wines offers us over 20 varieties of wines from 5 notable artisan wineries located right on Treasure Island. So we say who needs Napa when you’ve got Treasure Island! And finally for the brew lover, SF is booming with locally made beers. Be it 21st Amendment in South Beach, or Magnolia in the Haight search no further for the cold fizzy stuff. And if you need an even more diverse selection City Beer Store in SOMA is stocked!
So whatever it is you decide to spend your free weekends doing this November, here’s to staying warm and enjoying all the friends and family around us!
Piece x Piece recently hung out with Jaleel Bunton of TV on The Radio in NYC and took the opportunity to snap some pictures of this super talented, super sweet, & super handsome man. Jaleel is a good friend to PxP and agreed to show off his good looks and his City Matrix Tie while looking so freakin’ cool at the same time. We can’t take our eyes off him….I mean the tie!
Jaleel is a bassist for TOTR, an indie band that was formed back in 2001. This Brooklyn-based group mixes a little bit of everything punk, jazz, soul, funk, electronic, and other atmospheric elements in such an innovative way you can’t help but get sucked in. Jeleel is also the bassist for another great band call Rev. Vince Anderson and his Love Choir. This is a really fun band to catch live which is exactly what we did when we were in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Self described as “dirty gospel” they will no doubt get you on your feet and loving every minute of it.
As you can see Jaleel is really camera shy and we really had to twist his arm to get him to pose for us. Ha! Thanks Jaleel, it was so much fun hanging out with you and the City Matrix tie looks GREAT on you.
Check out one of our favorite TV on The Radio videos, Will Do.